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Thursday 27 January 2022

An Arrival

 Hello folks.

The wonderful news from here is that Tiny Needles has arrived.  She was a healthy 9lbs 14oz, the same as her sister.  She was a water birth at home, an experience that Miss Clicky and Mr S-I-L really enjoyed.

Miss Clicky was 10 days overdue, so I suggested that Baby Needles came to stay with us until something happened.  We had a lovely day, I used Baby Needles as child labour and got her planting Sweet Peas.

With the planting over we went for a long walk in the winter sunshine and pretended that we were really tall.

A sleepover, and the next morning we got the happy news.

I realised that I haven't shown you the fairy set I made for Baby Needles for Christmas.

A sparkly crown.

And a tutu and wand.

I have 2 new projects on the go.

Following on from my 52 weeks of stitches, I have embarked on a stitch a day hoop, embroidering a picture or word for every day of the year.  This is a big undertaking for me, not least because finding something to stitch for every day is tricky.

My other project is a new cardigan.  This is a Drops Pattern called Mandal Jacket, I'm using British Naturals yarn from Woolyknit.

That's me for now, I'm getting as many cuddles with Tiny and Baby Needles as I can and having alovely time planning my flower garden for this year.

Have fun............Clicky Needles.

Friday 7 January 2022

Happy New Year

 Hello and a Happy New Year to you.

Our Christmas and New Year was rather quiet, catching up with presents when Master Clicky was covid free.

I can now show you some of the Christmas knitting I completed.  I was knitting a hat for Tiny Needles, who at the time of writing, still hasn't put in an appearance.  It is in Drops Nepal with various colours that I had in the stash.  As I was enjoying making the little hat, I thought it might be fun to make hats for all of Miss Clicky's family.  

I also made Mr S-I-L a pair of socks, his first from me.
These were made from Regia Design Line, designed by Kaffe Fassett.  I have had this yarn for ages so it was good to use it up.  I did the toes, socks and heels in a contrasting mustard colour.  As I hadn't bothered counting my stitches properly, I made 3 socks, the first being 4 stitches too small.  

I got out a sewing machine and made some pretty little Christmas Tree decorations.  The fabric for these came from some old curtains, I used ribbons from my stash ~ the little hanging ribbons were those annoying ribbons you get in clothing ~ and they were stuffed with dried lavender from our allotment.

Also from some old curtains I made some Morsbags
using my Singer 201 for the 'straight' stitching 

and took my newly acquired second-hand overlocker from my lovely knitting friend Romain, for a run on the seams instead of the french seams suggested in the pattern.  It didn't turn out to be as scary as I first thought and I was quite pleased at the outcome.


As 2021 has drawn to a close, so has my Happy Stitch Project, from Clare at HelloHoorayBlog.

This has been a brilliant project and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of it.  I will be stitching something else in 2022 but more of that next time.

We don't go overboard with Christmas presents but I have two brilliant ones the show you.

A Lego wreath given to me by Master Clicky.  I have only just made this, (thanks to Mr S-I-Ls socks) but what fun.  It can either be a wreath or a table centre piece and apparently, you get light sets for it too.

The another cracking present (given to Mr Clicky) by my Mum and Dad is a Homi Trowel for us to use on our allotment.  I can be used to weed, hoe, dig, make drills.......  We've not used it yet, so I will report back later.

We had Christmas Day potatoes from our allotment, these were planted in September and were lovely.

That's me for now, right now I'm attempting to tidy up my craft room, but of course, I keep finding exciting things instead.

See you soon............Clicky Needles.